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Hi there! I'm brand new to the group. I read back through (and commented on) about 6 months worth of posts and decided to post a quick introduction. I am DEFINITELY a bookaholic so when i found this group by clicking on someone's journal after seeing them comment in another group, I had to join. I'm an editor for a reference series about authors. Yes, it IS the most perfect job EVER for someone such as myself. I recently had the honor of telling Norton Juster just how much The Phantom Tollbooth meant to me. It was sheer bliss -- I almost cried when he called to tell me he was going to keep my nice letter. :)

Anyway, I tend to read anything and everything I can get my hands on.

Currently attempting to read Don Quixote. It's not going well, alas. I'm also reading a series called The Malloreon, by David Eddings. Typical quest-style fantasy series -- sort of like an RPG come to life, but with wonderful characterization. It's a followup series to Eddings's Belgariad series, which I decided to re-read after 10 or so years. This time, though, I decided to continue on with the series. I also recently read the two books as yet released by Jeffrey Euginides -- Virgin Suicides and Middlesex. Both great books. He immediately went onto my list of favorite authors. Oh! and I'm in the middle of Self, by Yann Martel (who also wrote Life of Pi -- one of my favorite books ever, because Martel, much like Euginides, has the ability to create a very engaging story AND a beautiful arrangement of words. Both men could probably write a grocery list that would keep me enthralled, yet both men have the gift of creativity and storytelling as well).

I think that's enough rambling for the moment :)
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On May 8th, 2006 02:36 am (UTC), rastnim commented:
Hello! Mod here! :D

I have never attempted Don Quixote, been tempted too but never gotten round to it.
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On May 8th, 2006 03:20 am (UTC), una_tortura commented:
you seem really interesting! I shall add you.
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